In American History, Thanksgiving Day is when Americans celebrate the day in which the Pilgrims met the helpful Native Americans (Indians) who gave them food, showed them how to tend to the land and prepare for the winter.
When studying about Native American Indians, children love making Indian art and craft projects. Example of crafts included in this roundup of 13 Easy Native American Crafts for Kids are Native American Headbands, Native American Drums, Native American Tepees, Native American Handprints, Native American Totem Poles, and Native American Dream Catchers.
These crafts will not only keep little ones busy but will also help them learn about the rich culture of the Native American tribes.
13 Easy Native American Crafts for Kids
These handprints can be a messy craft, but it’s simple and fun for kids! Create your own Native Americans this way!
Make some music with this simple drum craft! The kids will love being able to color their own drums and play with them all afternoon.
Another fun piece to create and learn about Native Americans while doing so. These simple necklaces are easy to make, even with little ones.
Use construction paper to help the kids create their own teepee homes. Teach them about one of the ways in which Native Americans lived while you make them!
Create your own dreamcatcher with the kids and tell them about how the Native Americans use them while you do it! These paper plate ones are simple to make and so beautiful to look at.
Have the kids make their own Native American headwear this holiday season and tell of how Thanksgiving came to be!
Teach your kids about Native American traditions and then help them decorate their own buffalo hide in this simple craft.
Talk about this Native American tradition and create your own stick with this fun and simple craft.
This is truly a simple craft. Use your thumbprints or even legos to create the kernels!
Another simple craft that keeps kids entertained. Create more music with this simple rain stick tutorial.
Tell the story of Thanksgiving while the kids make their own Native American vests to wear around. This craft requires simple tools and is easy to create.
This craft can be completed with simple household items and is one that the kids will love to be creative with! Teach them about the Native Americans traditions while they construct their pole.
Puppets are always fun to play with and a really easy craft to complete. This would be a fun way to tell the story of Thanksgiving as well.
Happy learning together!